34th round pick LHP Brandon Camardese U of Miami (FL)
Brandon Camardese has started more games for Miami over the past two seasons than any other pitcher with 35 ... known as "Dice" to his teammates, the left-hander has a fastball that touches 90 mph to compliment an excellent cutter and an effective changeup ... is expected to be one of Miami's three weekend starters ... has filled the Sunday role in the rotation for the past two seasons ... went 6-3 with a 4.20 ERA in 90 innings of work in 2004 ... posted a 9-2 record and a 5.00 ERA in 88 innings in 2003 ... made 13 appearances with one start in his first collegiate season in 2002 ... had a 7.18 ERA and an 0-3 record in 26.1 innings pitched ... was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the seventh round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... his first collegiate appearance, as well as first start, came at FIU on Feb. 6, 2002 ... did not play summer ball in 2004 ... pitched in the Cape Cod League for the Orleans Cardinals in the summer of 2003 ... went 3-1 with a 1.08 ERA for the Cardinals in six starts over 33.1 innings, striking out 26 ... should compete for All-America and All-ACC honors in 2005.
Camardese finished the season with a 6-3 record and a 4.20 ERA in 90 innings ... opponents batted .239 against the left-hander who issued 42 walks while striking out 63 ... started 17 games ... struggled to throw strikes with four walks in just over two innings in his first start of the season ... pitched 2.0 official innings, allowing four hits and two runs ... took a no decision as the Hurricanes bats exploded for 19 runs and 23 hits ... Camardese came out much more aggressive against Tennessee, controlling the game from the start ... scattered six hits and two runs over six innings, while striking out three and walking only one ... shut down LaSalle on Feb. 28 in Homestead, scattering three hits over five innings and holding the Explorers scoreless ... pitched four ineffective innings in a no decision against Elon on March 7 ... allowed three runs on five hits, but walked three, hit two batters and uncorked one wild pitch ... earned a no decision with four innings of work against Rutgers ... allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and struck out four ... turned in an outstanding performace against Penn State on March 27 in the second game of a double header ... three seven innings allowing only one hit and no runs while striking out three ... pitched just 2.2 innings and allowed seven runs on seven hits at Georgia Tech ... produced maybe the best performance of his career by pitching seven innings at Florida State on April 11 and allowing only one hit ... took a no-hitter into the seventh inning versus the Seminoles ... lasted only 2.2 innings at home against FSU ... gave up five runs on five hits to absorb his first loss of the season ... gave up only two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out a season-best six ... pitched 6.1 innings against Virginia ... tied his career high with five walks ... lasted five innings against Coastal Carolina and allowed five runs on six hits ... earned the win against Jacksonville with 5.1 innings ... allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six ... took the loss but pitched extremely well against North Carolina on May 16 ... surrendered six runs on nine hits while striking out five and walking one ... allowed only one run on four hits in 7.2 innings ... went seven innings against Ball State ... held the Cardinals to one run on six hits and struck out three ... lasted only five innings against Long Beach State. 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Regional: Camardese pitched a career best 8.2 innings with a season-high seven strike outs against St. Bonaventure on June 4 ... named to the All-Tournament team for his performance. Did not pitch in the Coral Gables Super Regional after the Hurricanes swept the first to games to advance. 2004 College World Series: Camardese struggled in 1.1 innings of work against South Carolina ... allowed four runs on two hits but walked three after facing just nine hitters.
Camardese finished the 2003 season with a 9-2 record and a 5.01 ERA in 88 innings of work ... struck out 64 batters on the season ... he went over a year between losses (May 12, 2002 at Georgia Tech through June 1, 2003 vs. Florida) ... won his first career game in a Miami uniform against Campbell on Feb. 7 ... pitched five inning and allowed only two hits and one run, while striking out eight ... earned a no decision against San Diego State with 5.1 innings and only one run on five hits ... won his second game of the season with five innings of four-hit baseball ... he allowed only one run for his third straight start ... picked up the first road win of his career at Tennessee to move to 3-0 on the season, throwing a career-high 6.1 innings ... won his third straight game (4-0 on the season), allowing two hits and one run over five innings ... started and pitched two innings against Harvard ... turned in his worst outing of the season, allowing four hits and eight runs (seven earned) in one inning of work ... continued to struggle with his control in 4.2 innings against Oral Roberts on Sunday, April 6, giving up six runs on seven hits, while striking out two and walking two ... bounced back with a career-high 6.2 innings against Virginia on Saturday, April 12th, giving up seven hits and one earned run (two runs) ... pitched 5.2 innings at Florida State, allowing three runs on seven hits to move to 6-0 on the season ... continued to dominate, throwing five innings and allowing only three hits and no runs ... lasted only three innings, while surrendering seven runs on seven hits ... pitched the first complete game of his career, allowing seven hits and two runs, while tying a career high with eight strikeouts ... turned in the best performance of his career at fourth-ranked Long Beach State on May 23rd ... pitched a career-high eight innings and held the Dirtbags to one run on eight hits, while striking out six and walking only one to improve to 9-0 on the season. 2003 NCAA Coral Gables Regional: Allowed eight runs (seven earned) over 3.1 innings against Florida ... walked three and struck out only one to pick up his first loss of the season. 2003 NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional: Pitched brilliantly against North Carolina State, allowing two runs on one hit in five innings, but failed to earn a decision. 2003 College World Series: Suffered his second loss of the season as the Hurricanes were eliminated from the CWS, 5-1, by Texas ... lasted 4.1 innings, giving up three runs on three hits, striking out two and walking four.
Allowed 40 hits, 22 runs (21 earned), 12 walks and 20 strikeouts...allowed one or zero runs in seven of his 13 appearances...had one inning of scoreless relief in his last appearance of the regular season in game No. 3 vs. New York Tech...threw a season-high 4.2 innings and six strikeouts in UM's 9-7 loss to FIU on 5/2...went 0.2 innings in game No. 3 at North Carolina allowing no runs with one hit...in 4.0 innings of game No. 3 vs. Long Beach State allowed seven hits, two earned runs, two walks and three strikeouts...in game No. 1 vs. Florida State in Coral Gables, pitched 3.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts...pitched 2.1 innings in game No. 1 at FSU allowing five hits, four earned runs, one walk and three strikeouts...allowed an earned run on two hits in 2.0 innings of game No. 2 vs. Elon...his lone start came in his debut at FIU on 2/6...took the loss vs. the Golden Panthers after going 4.0 innings with four runs allowed...did not play in the NCAA Regional. 2002 NCAA Columbia Super Regional: Saw 3.0 innings of relief in game No. 1 vs. South Carolina, allowing five hits and three earned runs with three walks and one strikeout.
Coached by Matt Aker...three-year varsity letterwinner...drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the seventh round...finished his high school career by being named to the All-County team, as well as third-team All-State...was an honorable mention All-American...has toured several Caribbean countries playing in Mexico, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico...attended the same school as UM teammate Vince Vazquez. Senior year, 2001: Named team MVP...went 8-3 with a 0.97 ERA in 77 innings...had 79 strikeouts...was a first-team All-Dade pick by the Miami Herald. Junior year, 2000: Went 5-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 60 innings with 55 strikeouts. Sophomore year, 1999: Went 4-3 with a 4.01 ERA in 49 innings with 50 strikeouts.
Born July 2, 1983...full name is Brandon William Camardese...son of MaryAnn and David Camardese...has two brothers Jason, (19) and Kevin, (15)...plans on majoring in finance.
Camardese's Career Bests
Innings Pitched: 8.2 vs. St. Bonaventure, 6/8/04
Hits: 9 vs. Long Beach State, 5/29/04
Earned Runs: 7 (three), last vs. Georgia Tech, 4/4/04
Walks: 5 (twice), last at Florida State, 4/26/03
Strikeouts: 8 (twice), last vs. Savannah State, 5/16/03
6-0 5.17 ERA 55.2 IP 61 hits 20 BB 42 K .272 AvgA